NOMINATED FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE A profoundly moving portrait of the complicated legacies of mothers and daughters, A Short History of Women chronicles five generations of women from the close of the nineteenth century through the early years of the twenty-first. Beginning in 1914 at the deathbed of Dorothy Trevor Townsend, a suffragette who starves herself for the cause, the novel traces the echoes of her choice in the stories of her descendantsaa brilliant daughter who tries to escape the burden of her motheras infamy; a granddaughter who chooses a conventional path, only to find herself disillusioned; a great-granddaughter who wryly articulates the free-floating anxiety of post-9/11 Manhattan. In a kaleidoscope of characters and with a richness of imagery, emotion, and wit, A Short History of Women is a thought-provoking and vividly original narrative that crisscrosses a centuryaa book for qany woman who has ever struggled to find her own voice; to make sense of being a mother, wife, daughter, and loverq (Associated Press).His were not elaborate tastesashe can guess thisanor particularly demanding. He seemed fine with what he got until he wasna#39;t; and when he wasna#39;t he didna#39;t complain. He made plansahow to leave, how to get out, how to make do, survive .
|Title||:||A Short History of Women|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2009-06-16|